By Danny Wright
David Ginola believes that it is impossible to compare Tottenham striker Harry Kane with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo because they are two different types of players.
Kane, 24, is attracting a lot of media attention at the minute as he has found himself in the form of his career in the opening months of this season.
The England international has scored 13 goals in 12 appearances across all competitions for Spurs, but he may not have the chance to add to that tally on Wednesday night when his side face Real Madrid at Wembley in the Champions League.
Kane is currently an injury doubt for the clash with manager Mauricio Pochettino teasing that the striker is potentially available for the group stage showdown after he missed last week’s loss to Manchester United.
Madrid’s Ronaldo is likely to start against Spurs though, which has led to many people comparing the Portuguese legend and Kane, however Ginola thinks that at this stage in the Englishman’s career, it is impossible to do.
“You can’t compare Harry Kane to Ronaldo, yet,” the ex-Spurs player said, as shown on Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast’s official Twitter account on Wednesday morning. “Even the qualities are not the same.
“Ronaldo is about pace, I’m not saying that Harry Kane is slow but he’s not the same kind of player as you can see on the football pitch.
Kane’s form has also seen him become dubbed as one of the best strikers in the game at the moment, up there with the likes of Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski and Luis Suarez.
When asked about who is the best centre-forward in European football, Ginola claimed that Kane is on a par with some of the top names.
“Harry Kane is amongst them,” he added.
— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) November 1, 2017
Tottenham can potentially qualify for the knock-out rounds of the Champions League in the New Year if they can pull off a historic win against Real Madrid, as long as Borussia Dortmund and APOEL draw with each other in the other group game.
Spurs drew 1-1 in their last meeting with Los Blancos, a game in which Kane forced an own goal from Rafael Varane to put his side ahead before a Ronaldo penalty just before half-time rounded off the scoring.
In other Tottenham news, Frank Lampard has made a surprise prediction about Spurs’ clash against Real Madrid.